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Corneal Diseases

Corneal diseases can affect your vision, causing clouding, distortion, sensitivity to light, and eventually blindness.

You don't have to live with reduced vision. Surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available to manage corneal diseases.

Our award-winning ophthalmologists at Cornea Associates of Texas in Dallas, TX, can help protect and restore your vision.

The Anatomy of the Eye How Your Cornea Helps You See

Normal eye showing how light enters the vitreous body through the cornea (connected to the sclera), anterior chamber, iris, pupil, and lens
The cornea is the clear outer covering of the eye in front of the iris and pupil. It protects the iris and lens and is responsible for approximately two-thirds of the focusing power in the eye. When there's a problem with your cornea, you may experience pain and vision-related symptoms.

Treating Corneal Diseases With Our Dallas, TX, Ophthalmologists

Regular eye exams can go a long way in slowing the progression of eye diseases. They allow specialists to detect diseases before they become serious, preserving a patient's vision. However, if your eye doctor notices any abnormalities with your cornea, they may recommend visiting an ophthalmologist for a treatment like:


Our doctors in Dallas, Plano, and Fort Worth can place Intacs® corneal implants, small curved devices that are placed over the cornea to flatten its curvature. This solution can treat keratoconus and improve your vision.

Corneal Transplant

A corneal transplant or partial cornea transplant can replace all or part of your diseased cornea with healthy cornea tissue. If your cornea has become cloudy due to an eye disease or injury, a corneal transplant can treat it. We offer DSAEK and DMAEK for more conservative cornea transplants.

Corneal Surgery

In addition to corneal transplants, Cornea Associates of Texas offers a range of surgeries to treat corneal conditions, like pterygium removal for excess corneal tissue and photorefractive keratectomy for astigmatism.

Corneal Cross-Linking

Our ophthalmologists can use a combination of eye drops and UV light to strengthen, flatten, and stiffen the cornea to treat keratoconus. Unlike other corneal surgeries, corneal cross-linking doesn't remove corneal tissue—it simply aims to prevent the progression of keratoconus by adding structural connections.

Putting Patients at Ease "If I could, I would give you all 100 stars."


Graham Palmer

Dallas, TX


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I recently had surgery to remove nodules, along with some scarring and calcium off my cornea... Overall, it was a super positive experience throughout the whole process and if I ever need to have a Cornea procedure again I’m going to come back to you guys. Y’all are awesome. If I could, I would give you all 100 stars.

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Meagan Hudson

Fort Worth, TX


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I have had several cornea transplants before and Dr. Bowman has been the first doctor that has gotten my transplant to work and not reject! He is amazing! I feel at ease going in each time and love his office!

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Cornea Associates of Texas

Cornea Associates of Texas provides superior eye care from offices in Plano, Fort Worth, and Dallas, TX. Our doctors perform many surgical procedures, including LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, EVO ICL and cataract surgery. Our doctors are affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Medical Association
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

To schedule a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (214) 692-0146.

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